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Next Meeting (via Zoom)

Sunday, September 13, 2020, 1:30-3:30 PM

"Rescue and Resettlement: Researching Refugees from Nazi Europe", Karen Franklin

Researchers may face challenges in documenting relatives who were refugees from Europe during World War II. Not all those who fled followed well-worn routes, so identifying and tracking them involves the kind of creative sleuthing important for all historical research.

Exit routes and countries of refuge covered in this presentation include British Guiana, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Morocco and Egypt among others.

This session is organized around case studies in which unusual as well as tried and true sources will be discussed.

Speaker: Karen Franklin, Director of Family Research at the Leo Baeck Institute; Co-founder and Director of Outreach for the Obermayer Awards; Board Member of the National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis; Past co-chair of JewishGen's Board of Governors; Past president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award; Past-chair of the Council of American Jewish Museums.

[Karen Franklin photo]

Karen Franklin

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